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 Post subject: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 20 9:00 pm 
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A male Lesser Goldfinch was found two days ago in Merritt.

More details are here:

http://bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/2016/12/ ... tt_20.html

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 21 6:18 pm 
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Alan Burger had the Lesser Goldfinch today was at the same location 1721 Hill Street, Merritt. The owners of the property are aware that this is a rare bird and are OK with people coming by, but there is no need to go into their property - the feeder and the birch tree in which the bird likes to sit are just metres from the road and clearly visible without entering the property. Please be respectful of this.

Here are two nice shots that Alan got today:

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 22 10:39 am 
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Chris Charlesworth just got the LEGO in the same spot.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 24 1:46 pm 
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Alan Burger said the LEGO was seen yesterday at a nearby feeder.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 28 12:21 am 
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Murphy Shewchuk photographed the LEGO today in his yard. I will check with him if this location is open to the public and post more details if it is.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Dec 28 8:59 am 
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Murphy Shewchuk's home is not open to the public but the bird seems to be visiting feeders on the south side of Merrritt and Colletville so residents and birders should keep their eyes open.

Here is a photo he got of the bird as it fed below his feeder:

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
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The LEGO was seen this afternoon at the original location of 1721 Hill Street. It was not at the feeder but feeding on birch catkins in the front yard. It was loosely traveling with House Finches.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Jan 02 6:40 pm 
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Murphy Shewchuk had the LEGO at his home feeder again yesterday and today in Merritt.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Jan 04 2:10 pm 
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LEGO continued yesterday as well in same location.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Jan 27 12:48 pm 
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Murphy Shewchuk had the LEGO in his yard today.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH in Merritt
PostPosted: Jan 29 2:49 pm 
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Mike Force et al. had the continuing Male Lesser Goldfinch at the feeder at 1890 Hamilton Ave in Merrrit. The feeder can be viewed up the front driveway from the road and is open to public.

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